Ikari Warriors (Arcade)
Also known as: Ikari (JP)
This game has regional differences.
The adventures of two musclebound commandos before they began infiltrating fighting tournaments to save the world.
The most noticeable difference between regions is the fact that you're fighting an unknown army (presumably the Vietnamese) in the US release... while in Japan, you're fighting Nazis in a jungle.
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The US release of the game moves the "Ikari" title upwards, removes the kanji, adds the 'Warriors' subtitle and places the rifle bullet next to it.
Both endings have completely different text (with the Japanese version having some very unfortunate choice of words), and show you rescuing a gigantic superior officer who was captured by the enemy for some reason. In the Japanese version, you rescue General Kawasaki, and in the US release you rescue Colonel Cook.
|General Kawasaki||Colonel Cook|
Their names and appearances are references to Eikichi Kawasaki (one of SNK's founders) and Leland Cook, Jr. (co-founder of Tradewest).
The Ikari Warriors series
|NES||Ikari Warriors • Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road • Ikari III: The Rescue|
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